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Randolph County - 186 acres protected
G. Lee and Linda Kenan and Edward and Marendia Morris.
Bargain Sale of Lands.
Named for Geoffrey Ridges, owner of the trading post that once graced this property, Ridges Mountain is a regionally significant natural heritage site. Within these two tracts one can observe four natural communities – Basic Oak Hickory Forest, Monadnock Forest, Upland Depression Pools, and Upland Depression Swamp Forest – that provide critical habitat for several critters including breeding salamanders, frogs, and neotropical migratory songbirds. A stone wall remnant located alongside one of the property’s four upland depression pools reminds
visitors of the site’s historical significance as part of the Great Trading Path. However, the crowning feature of Ridges Mountain is the boulders (some are as high as fifty feet) located within the Monadnock Forest at the top that provide perfect viewing locations of the surrounding Randolph County.
Project funding provided by the landowner, PLC, Mary & Elliot Wood Foundation,
Cannon Foundation, Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund, Hans Klaussner Foundation
and the NC Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
PLC purchase could increase Dan River access
Read about this 132-acre parcel along the Dan River protected by PLCthestokesnews.com
Conservancy Purchases Land Along Dan River
The conservancy calls the Dan River from Westfield to Hanging Rock State Park one of the most environmentally significant stretches of river on the east coast, and worth conserving. - See more at:TWC Triad News
Proposed Sale of Autumn Creek Property
Information for Prospective Buyers:
Read anOverviewand information about the property for sale.
See the recordedConservation Easementon the property.
View the propertylocator map.
Please join us for our final trip of the summer on the Yadkin River!
Saturday, August 9th - Yadkin River
The Yadkin River is one of North Carolina's longest, starting near Blowing Rock and becoming the Pee Dee River in South Carolina. The mighty Yadkin has stories to tell â€“ of Native Americans, gold mines, textiles and hydro dams. Like many, your impression of the Yadkin in the Piedmont may be from crossing it on US 421 where the river is often muddy and slow. We will paddle upstream in beautiful clear waters along a peaceful section near historic Rockford in Yadkin County, passing the confluence with the Fisher River. More information
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